Certain segments of our society have once again begun to spread the “Death panels” lie as a way to start the new year. And in response, it appears that the government has caved to this horseshit after initially trying to do the right thing. Again.
Thanks, liars. I am so sick of going to call after call after call where people who should have discussed death never discussed death. People and their families who for whatever reason did not plan their end-of-life options are having the worst day of their lives, and somehow you liars, by flat out lying about an important part of dying and thereby discouraging people from the absolutely necessary end-of-life planning, are contributing to making that day even worse, if that’s even possible.
Anyway, my dear sane and honest people, please spread the word: “Death panels” were PolitiFact’s 2009 Lie of the Year.